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Michter’s Plans Own Distillery in Louisville

The fabled Michter's brand of bourbon and rye finally gets a new home.
Jack Bettridge
Posted: December 16, 2011

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Barrel No. 102

117.3 proof (58.65 percent alcohol)

Appearance: The color is exceedingly dark, a deep amber, verging on chocolate. Drips down the glass slow and thick.

Nose: A mighty aroma of tantalizing caramel, butterscotch, vanilla and fruit is beguiling.

Palate: It explodes with tang in the mouth, with the first thrush being licorice. As it calms it turns to fruitier flavors with some wood. Quite a challenging mouthful.

Finish: Fruit really comes on at the finish with some nuts rather deep into the finale.


Michter's Unblended American Whiskey

83.4 proof (41.7 percent alcohol)

Appearance: This whiskey is made using previously used barrels. Hence it is not a straight whiskey as other reviewed here are. Furthermore its color is markedly lighter. Its fat legs are rather quick once they release.

Nose: The very floral nose is reminiscent of Irish whiskey.

Palate: Hard candy is overawning flavor here with butterscotch and a bit of tutti-fruiti.

Finish: The finish is short as it snaps closed with a bit of tartness.



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